Photo: SAG AFTRA Last month, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists — the labor union better known by its acronym SAG-AFTRA, though it’s my understanding most people just call it SAG — approved an “ influencer agreement ,” setting up a pathway for the now-ubiquitous creative class to gain membership and access protections typically afforded to more traditional forms of creative work. I learned this, of course, the same way I learn about most other economic developments in the influencer space, which is by reading Taylor Lorenz, who wrote an informative piece on the matter for The New York Times. What happens in influencer-land is increasingly pertinent to what happens here in podcast-land, in part because influencers as a talent ecosystem have flowed quite a bit into the podcast business in recent years, as they have just almost everywhere else as part of their search for greater revenue diversification. It’s also just interesting to … [Read more...] about Can the Screen Actors Guild and Podcasters Get Along?
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We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . $50 off Alex Smith 1 Mar 2021 1 Finding an excellent Google Pixel deal isn't always easy — especially if you don't want to get tied to a carrier contract. Thankfully, the Google Pixel 4a 5G was designed with affordability in mind, and with today's sale at Amazon, you can snag an unlocked Pixel 4a 5G at its best price yet. While the device regularly sells for $499, Amazon has the Pixel 4a 5G on sale for $449 for a limited time. The offer includes free shipping as well. Alternatively, you can snag the device along with a Google Fi trial on sale for $458.99 , and while this option is priced $10 higher, it also gives you a $10 credit on your first bill at Google Fi. $50 off Google Pixel 4a with 5G Amazon has the affordable Google Pixel 4a with 5G on sale today at $50 off its regular cost! This device is 5G-enabled so you can access faster speeds whether streaming, … [Read more...] about Act fast, the Pixel 4a 5G just got its first major discount at Amazon
First came VR. Then came a wave of AR headsets that were high-priced and full of promises of wild mixed reality worlds. Apple could be blending AR and VR with two different headsets in the next couple of years, but leading the way with a VR headset more like the Oculus Quest , according to a report in January by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman . But it could be expensive: Maybe even $3,000 or more, with 8K displays, eye tracking and cameras that can scan the world and blend AR and VR together, according to a report Thursday from The Information . Last year, reports on Apple's AR/VR roadmap suggested internal disagreements, or a split strategy that could mean a VR headset first, and more normal-looking augmented reality smart glasses later. Read more: The iPhone 13 rumor mill has already started. Here's what we're hearing These reports have been going around for several years, including a story broken by CNET's Shara Tibken in 2018. But the question is: When … [Read more...] about Apple’s VR headset could be the road to glasses: The latest rumors and reports
SINGAPORE: At least 21 firms listed on the Singapore Exchange have temporarily shuttered their factories, offices and retail shops in Malaysia to comply with the country’s restricted movement order . The order, which kicked in on Wednesday (Mar 18) and will last until the end of the month, was aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Businesses affected range from manufacturers, miners to developers, according to bourse filings since Tuesday. A majority of them said they are still assessing the financial impact of the temporary halt. READ: Malaysia bars citizens from going overseas, foreigners from entering country for 2 weeks to curb COVID-19 spread COVID-19 FAQ: How are Singaporeans in Malaysia affected by the restricted movement order? Those that already foresee some impact include Catalist-listed cleanroom equipment and air-purifier maker Eindec Corp. As its manufacturing plant in Johor Bahru is the group’s only plant that produces cleanroom … [Read more...] about At least 21 SGX-listed firms shut Malaysia operations to comply with restricted movement order
PLI ) to automobile and auto components industry that will lay the roadmap and raise India's bar as a global manufacturing hub. Sources said that the draft PLI scheme is expected to be finalised soon be after an inter-ministerial consultation process and proposes to give cashbacks ranging from 2 to 12 per cent of the incremental sales revenue and incremental exports revenue given by automobile players. Cabinet approval for the scheme will follow thereafter. Sources indicating that the scheme will be up and running in army next month that also marks the start of new financial year. The scheme will largely favour creation of large manufacturing capacities for global standards in the country. Accordingly, strict eligibility criteria will be set for companies looking to avail the incentives. Under the Automotive Champion scheme, a company would qualify for PLI only if has a revenue of Rs 1000 crore (Rs 100 crore for component makers) from overseas operations, Rs 10,000 … [Read more...] about Tough eligibility may limit benefits to large Cos under proposed PLI for automotive sector